The University of Exeter's Fencing Club aims to cater for all abilities, from beginners to
experienced fencers in a friendly and stimulating environment. We are a growing club that
has seen a lot of development over the last few years. The club provides weekly training
both for beginners and experienced fencers in all three weapons: epee, foil, and sabre. Also,
from this year, the club will have wireless electric fencing in all three weapons.
We have an extensive programme for beginners, who are trained by top level professional
coaches and the club's committee. Competitions and fun sessions are organized monthly for
beginners to improve the basic skills they learn in the first term and to get a taste for
competitive fencing. Weapons and kit are provided by the club for all of those who do not
have their own.
The Fencing Club is also a competitive environment where experienced fencers from
different countries have a chance to continue to improve their skills with high-quality
coaching, participate in UK regional and national competitions and represent the University
of Exeter in BUCS competitions. The club has both a women’s and men’s team, who fence
other South Western universities in BUCS leagues and cups. Once a year, experienced
fencers also have the opportunity to enter BUCS individuals national competition.
The club also has a great social side with regular social events, ranging from dinners to
intramural sports to nights out, providing a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for all
members and a chance to make great friends.
Experienced and Squad Sessions
"The Fencing Club has been an unforgettable part of my time at University, and it has given me friends for life"
"I've loved being able to travel and fence different unis, and some of the best friends I have I've met at the fencing club "
Maria Gomez De Olea
Club Captain 2015/16
Women's Captain 2015/16